Request an invitation to RosettaCON2015

Requests are now being accepted through the RosettaCON website for invitations for the limited openings for RosettaCON2015 for members of the pharmaceutical, biotech, and related industries.

RosettaCon is an invitation-only conference at the Sleeping Lady Mountain Retreat in Washington’s Cascade Mountains, where Rosetta Commons member laboratories share the latest experimental and computational research breakthroughs in protein and macromolecular engineering and structure prediction. The Commons grew out of David Baker’s laboratory at the University of Washington and is now a consortium of twenty-four international laboratories. Justin Siegel of the University of California at Davis and Frank DiMaio of the University of Washington organize this year’s conference. We are delighted to have Bill DeGrado of the University of California at San Francisco, Roberto Chica of the University of Ottowa, Lillian Chong of the University of Pittsburgh, and Gaël McGill of Digizyme and Harvard Medical School as confirmed invited guest speakers.

In addition to showcasing cutting edge research, there will be an industry-focused session for fostering collaborations and exploring the exchange of ideas, people and resources. We invite you to participate in this session through presentations, flip charts, and breakout discussions. We hope to expand on the growing number of industry-Rosetta Commons collaborations, such as:

  • Jeffrey Gray lab – AxioMx collaboration deciphering the specificity of antibodies binding phosporylated peptides
  • Jens Meiler lab – Eli Lilly collaboration developing methods for drug design
  • Tanja Kortemme lab –DSM collaboration developing ROSETTA applications to re-design enzyme substrate specificity

Hands-on Rosetta tutorial sessions may be offered for industry attendees interested in learning to use ROSETTA.

After the conference, hikes, climbs, and backing trips are organized by conference attendees on the most scenic trails and stellar climbs in all of Washington State.



Two spots remaining for RosettaCon2014!

There are two spots remaining for RosettaCon2014 this summer, July 30th – August 2nd! RosettaCon is the annual meeting of members of the Rosetta Commons and scientists using Rosetta in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. There will be workshops, seminars, and a special industry collaboration session. The conference will take place at the beautiful Sleeping Lady Mountain Retreat in Leavenworth, Washington, about 2.5 hours outside Seattle in the dramatic Cascade mountain range. Kick back, have a beer, fold a protein, re-design a protein, and go for a hike.

Please email info@rosettadesigngroup.com for more information and registration details.


A PLoS ONE Rosetta Collection

Three articles recently published in PLoS ONE are the harbinger of a RosettaCon 2010 PLoS one collection. How do you design a new enzyme from scratch? How do you model peptide binding with almost no prior information? And what puzzles CAN’T Rosetta solve?



RosettaCon 2010

As in previous years, we would like to invite representatives of the pharma and biotech industry to participate in RosettaCon 2010. Take part in the workshops, seminars, and have an opportunity to meet the Rosetta Commons researchers. Get to know Rosetta from the inside. RosettaCon will take place during August 3-6 at the beautiful Sleeping Lady Mountain Retreat in Leavenworth, Washington, about 2.5 hours outside Seattle, in a dramatic mountain scenery – the only fitting environment for a scientific discussion really.



RosettaCon 2009 – perspective

RosettaCon 2009 has ended just a few days ago.

This was a very exciting meeting, gathering almost all Rosetta developers from around the world, and representatives of the major industry licensees of Rosetta. The talks were quite diverse, ranging from new Rosetta protocols under development, applications with regards to numerous biological systems, and up to code architecture and future development of the code.

For scientists specializing in a specific field (such as computational structural biology – just off the top of my head) there are rare occasions in which meetings are dedicated entirely to their topic. This was such a conference! All through the three days of conference and one day of hiking, people had talked, discussed, brain stormed, ate, breathed, thought, swam, hiked, mingled and laughed protein structure. If the coffee break was drawn as a comic figure, with bubble clouds to depict thoughts and conversations, it would be a sea of alpha-helices, weird looking loops, rotamers, ligands and co-factors at interfaces, strange folds and stranger rainbow colored cartoon proteins. A modeler’s utopia.


RosettaCon 2009

Disclaimer: We at “Rosetta Design Group“, use, develop and love Rosetta. That being said, you’d understand our amicable descriptions.

Rosetta is a modeling software suite that can do anything that have to do with modeling. From ab-initio folding and homology modeling, through protein-protein or protein-ligand docking, and to protein and enzyme design. Dozens of papers were written about its different protocols and about their application to specific biological systems. The secret for Rosetta’s success are the Rosetta Commons: a consortium, including over a hundred scientists from over 12 Universities which continues the ongoing research and development of the software.

Every summer the Rosetta Commons researchers, world experts on macromolecular modeling, as well as the people behind the code, gather at the Rosetta Conference (dubbed “RosettaCon”) to exchange ideas and discuss future plans.

We would like to invite you to RosettaCon to participate in workshops, seminars, and to have an opportunity to meet the Rosetta Commons researchers.
RosettaCon will take place during August 4-7 at the beautiful Sleeping Lady Mountain Retreat in Leavenworth, Washington, about 2.5 hours outside Seattle, set amid towering conifers and dramatic mountain scenery.

The Rosetta software is currently licensed for free to users at academic and nonprofit institutions and have over 2000 academic users in more than 32 countries. Commercial entities can use Rosetta by paying a license fee. Amongst past participants in these workshops are representatives of the big pharma companies and Rosetta’s licensees, RosettaCon Workshop 2008 was sponsored by Merck and Nanorex.

If you may be interested in joining us this year, please let me know, We will be sending the preliminary agenda to assess participants preferences in terms of workshop session contents and seminar topics, and to taylor them to your needs.

For more information and registration, email:

nir AT rosettadesigngroup.com

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